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  • '54 Chevy Tow Truck

    Hello all

    Finished my 54 Chevy Tow Truck. It is a George Turner kit. Comes with a resin chassis in the kit so easy to build.

    Hope you like it. It was a lot fun building it.

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    Dangermouse to the rescue.

  • #2
    I really like the way that turned out
    Very nice job on that
    Peterborough Ont


    • #3
      A++++ on the subject matter

      looks just the part on your track!

      Thanks for sharing

      Dundee Denny


      • #4
        Totally agree, that's a great build! The aging and weathering looks wonderful, it really belongs on an active track?
        Come Race at The Trace!
        Timberline Trace International Raceway - SW of Mpls, MN


        • #5
          Just amazing. You really outdid yourself here sir!!


          • #6
            Excellent! Anybody else out there realize how many really good truck models are showing up? And of course, the best ones are on HRW... just sayin'.


            • #7
              Now THAT!!! is cool!!!
              Thanks for sharing
              Dickie Pearson
              Canterbury, NH

              HOST - Home Operated Slot Tracks
              MSR - Main Street Racing


              • #8
                Wow. That looks real!


                • #9
                  Thanks for all the kind words. Funnily enough I have had this kit sitting on the shelf for quite a while because I didn't think I could do the weathered effect I wanted to. Watched a few videos on youtube - study photos of actual trucks and then just had a go. I used Tamiya weathering powders and the usual dry brushing. Coated with a satin finish to give it a dull but not totally flat look.

                  Dangermouse to the rescue.


                  • #10
                    Superb weathering! Would love a description of the techniques you used to achieve the look.
                    Mike V.
                    Western North Carolina


                    • #11
                      David that looks fantastic, you did a great job!!


                      • #12
                        Hi MT
                        Technique - I wish I had some.

                        Basic paint finish as per usual. I tried painting a rusty brown under the paint before applying the topcoat and then while still wet rubbing it with a brush and a stick but that didn't really work. Then I tried rubbing a bit of fine sand paper over the edges and corners and any area I wanted to weather. This worked sort of - it took the paint back to the bare resin. That was ok I then painted these bits with my rusty colour and blended them into the paint with my finger.

                        I then used Tamiya weathering powders and dry brushing techniques to do the rest.
                        With the weathering powders basically I used a brush and rubbed, dabbed and brushed it on the edges or corners or flat surfaces to bring up high points and make it look dirty and weathered.
                        For drying brushing a little paint on the brush wipe it off and then lightly brush to hit high points and edges.

                        I used washes as well to drop some dark tones and create shadows. Once I was happy with it all I sealed it with Satin clear acrylic varnish. This looks the powder in place.

                        For the decal I rubbed the weather powder over them and used a sharp blade to scratch some 'paint' off in a couple of places.

                        Lots of videos on Youtube as well.

                        Dangermouse to the rescue.


                        • Mickey thumbs
                          Mickey thumbs commented
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                          Thanks,DM. I’ve seen the weathering powders at the hobby shop and know they are popular with the military model folks. I had never seen used so effectively on a slot car. I have a pair of 1/24 hard body trucks from the 50’s that might benefit from the look.

                      • #13
                        That turned out GREAT!


                        • #14
                          Nicely done!
                          Last edited by Silberpfeil; December 17, 2020, 10:31 AM.


                          • #15
                            very very nice
                            man that looks so realistic it's perfect